In early 2014 the international iF jury judged a total of 4,615 products, communication and packaging designs that had been submitted as entries for the renowned iF design award competition from 55 countries. Forty-nine design experts assessed the entries on the basis of various criteria, such as degree of innovation, material, and functionality. The ultrasonic flowmeter FLOWSIC500 from SICK impressed the jury with its exceptional design quality and was awarded with the iF product design award 2014.
The trade with natural gas involves transferring large gas quantities, which must be billed correctly. Input and output measurements must be accurate and reliable, since customers want to pay only for what they get. FLOWSIC500 has been designed specifically for custody transfer metering of natural gas. It is the first flowmeter worldwide in the compact class from DN50 to DN150 designed for use by public utility companies and industrial consumers.
The flowmeter has been designed in cooperation with code2design, an award-winning international design company from Stuttgart. It is an outstanding creation from Michael Schmidt, his team of designers, and the engineers from Division 04 Flow Solutions in Ottendorf-Okrilla. The extremely compact design takes up very little space and has no moving mechanical parts. The actual FLOWSIC500 measuring cell is in a cartridge that can be exchanged in a few steps, e.g. for recalibration at the operation site. As simple, user-friendly and cost-effective as it gets: FLOWSIC500 offers measurement accuracy, easy handling and excellent user-friendliness as well as reduced installation and operating costs.
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